Evaluate your IT security policy [5 Steps]

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Cyber threats are increasing, and it’s crucial for your business to have an IT security policy in place. This will help mitigate risks and protect your company from data breaches.

  1. Identity Management
    To fully understand the risks to your network and respond appropriately to security incidents, you need an accurate view of the devices and users on your network. By assigning each device an identity, you can track their presence and behavior over time. Understanding who is on your network, where they are located, what assets they have access to, and how long they have been there can help you identify anomalies in use patterns and respond quickly.
  2. Access Control
    Enforce access control policies from end to end, from the endpoint to the cloud. Have the flexibility of fine-grained control over who can access each and every user account, along with role-based access controls for logical groupings of users.
  3. Consistent Policies
    Security policies are a cornerstone of an effective information security program. They define acceptable or unacceptable actions, procedures, and behaviors within an organization. Security policies should be developed to align with your company’s business goals and meet the needs of all stakeholders.
  4. Cross-team Alignment
    When you structure your teams to be cross-functional, you improve the knowledge of your organization. When there is a variety of expertise, people can do their jobs better and share information more effectively.
  5. Auditing
    An audit trail can provide management with the most important information, namely who is accessing what and when. An effective audit trail has no secrets, so your business remains compliant and safe.

Implementing these 5 steps will allow you to respond correctly and prevent potential malicious activity.